Hong Kong’s Media Asia Films has wrapped up 18 deals on Andrew Lau’s Legend Of The Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen, starring hot action star Donnie Yen, after screening 11 minutes of footage during Cannes.
The deals include the sale of North American rights to Well Go USA Inc, which recently also bought Mandarin Films’ Ip Man and Ip Man 2 also starring Yen.
Legend Of The Fist also went to Splendid for Germany and Benelux, Israel’s United King, Turkey’s Horizon Film International and Vietnam’s Galaxy Studio, among other territories. The film, which is scheduled for local release on September 23, was previously sold to the UK’s Metrodome and France’s TF1.
Media Asia also sold two Thai titles – 9 Temples and My Best Bodyguard – to Singapore’s He Production and Ram Entertainment for Malaysia and Indonesia at the Cannes market. Malaysia’s Golden Screen Cinemas acquired four titles from Media Asia – Johnnie To’s Life Without Principle, Law Wing Cheong’s Punished, A Beautiful Life and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
Life Without Principle also went to Leopart for Russian territories, while Punished was sold to Israel’s United King.